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Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Denver Nuggets 106-99

Defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets were defeated 106-99 in Game 1 of the second-round series on Saturday night by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Wolves were led by a playoff career-high 43 points from Anthony Edwards and 16 points from Naz Reid in the fourth quarter.

With 25 points in the first half, Edwards was unstoppable, and in the fourth quarter, Reid took control. Despite foul problems, Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 20 points. Denver will host Game 2 on Monday night. In addition to his 32 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists, Denver's two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic also committed seven turnovers. Following a scoreless first half, Jamal Murray scored 17 points. The Timberwolves broke the tie at 84 with an 18-7 run. During the crucial stretch, Reid led the Timberwolves to 10 straight points at one point.

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